Measuring oral sensitivity in clinical practice: A quick and reliable behavioural method.
This article aims to offer a behavioural assessment strategy for oral sensitivity that can be readily applied in the clinical setting. Four children, ranging in age and with a variety of developmental and medical problems, were used as test cases for a task analysis of tolerance to touch probes in and around the mouth. In all cases, the assessment was sensitive to weekly measures of an intervention for oral sensitivity over a 3-week period. Employing an inexpensive, direct, specific to the individual, replicable, reliable, and effective measure for a specific sensory problem would fit better with the edicts of evidence-based practice. The current method offered the initial evidence towards this goal.
Citation : Dovey, T.M., Aldridge, V.K. and Martin, C.I. (2013) Measuring oral sensitivity in clinical practice: A quick and reliable behavioural method. Dysphagia, 28 (4), pp. 501-510
Research Institute : Institute for Psychological Science
Peer Reviewed : Yes